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    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think it's because the yard is used less, so it stays looking good longer. That said? I hate raking leaves in fall, because well, you do it and do it and do it, and more leaves fall!

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    I couldn't justify the money for cleaning but if I could: I'd probably use that money and get a monthly professional massage instead. Let things be messy, sweet stress relief, just lying on that table, oh yea.
    If you want something to get done, ask a busy person. If you want them to have a nervous breakdown that is.

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    Well if we are being perfectly honest...…. I get the massage too. In fact, when everything was in turmoil I was going in for a 90 minute massage once a week. I rarely buy things of a material nature but I'm big on pampering when I'm overwhelmed by duties I can't turn my back on. The massages kept me from running away from home. Both DH and I look back on it now and can't believe we did what we did in the time that we did it. I guess when you are in the middle of a hurricane you can't appreciate how bad it was until you are through it see it in your rear view mirror.

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    I used to get a massage monthly when I was working. I loved it. We had to make some choices when my part time job went away so some things sadly went away. But I figured if my mom could clean her apartment until she died at 89 I can certainly clean now. Our yard has 3 big fruit trees that are constantly dropping leaves, etc and making a mess. Leaves from the neighbors trees blow in. I use my patio a lot so am constantly sweeping. I hate yard work but my husband does most of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGig View Post
    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think it's because the yard is used less, so it stays looking good longer. That said? I hate raking leaves in fall, because well, you do it and do it and do it, and more leaves fall!
    I have always liked yardwork and donít like housework. I have always said I could hire people to do my house, and I have, and whatever they do Iíll be happy with because I donít care about it. It is better than when I want to do is spend time on.

    But Iím not sure I can hire somebody to do my yard because Iím very picky about what gets done and how itís done.

    Once in my last few years of working I did hire my neighborís landscaping company to do the first round of spring weeds and she sent her best weeder, a college kid hort student, to weed my garden because she knew it was fraught with potential problems.

    Now that Iím retired I donít mind the housework that I do. Thereís tons of it I donít do so I must mind that ha ha

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewGig View Post
    I like yardwork more than housework too! I think it's because the yard is used less, so it stays looking good longer. That said? I hate raking leaves in fall, because well, you do it and do it and do it, and more leaves fall!
    Trees. They will do that to ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Trees. They will do that to ya.
    Gandhi: Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony .

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    ... I have always said I could hire people to do my house, and I have, and whatever they do I’ll be happy with because I don’t care about it. ...
    My sentiments exactly.

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